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What America Should Do Next in the Middle East
September  

What America Should Do Next in the Middle East

The policies of the Obama administration led to carnage in Syria, regional chaos, and the rise of Iran and its alliance with Russia. Can the momentum be reversed—without going to war?

Has Israel Grown Too Dependent on the United States?
February  The U.S.–Israel Special Relationship & Its Discontents

Has Israel Grown Too Dependent on the United States?

Cracks are increasingly discernible in the famous “special relationship.” Can they be repaired? If not, could Israel’s national security survive the loss of American military aid?

Was There an Exodus?
March  

Was There an Exodus?

Many are sure that one of Judaism’s central events never happened. Evidence, some published here for the first time, suggests otherwise.

Nationalism and the Future of Western Freedom
September  The Political Order

Nationalism and the Future of Western Freedom

A conflict is brewing over the shape of the international order. It centers around an idea—a biblical idea—long thought discredited by political elites.

Obama's Secret Iran Strategy
February  Behind Obama's Foreign Policy

Obama’s Secret Iran Strategy

The president has long been criticized for his lack of strategic vision. But what if a strategy, centered on Iran, has been in place from the start and consistently followed to this day?

The Problem with Jewish Museums
February  Identity and the Jewish Museum

The Problem with Jewish Museums

Ours is an era of museums celebrating the identity of nearly every group and ethnicity. But something else takes place when the identity in question is Jewish.

Our Man in Moscow
December  Russia and the Middle East

Our Man in Moscow

Vladimir Putin’s major new role in the Middle East is no accident. It’s part and parcel of President Obama’s broader strategy.

What Do Palestinians Want?
November  Palestinian Public Opinion

What Do Palestinians Want?

It’s time to take a close look at an often ignored subject: what ordinary Palestinians think about Israel, Jews, and terrorist attacks on civilians.

Mizrahi Nation
June  Mizrahi Nation

Mizrahi Nation

Long shut out of the country’s story, Middle Eastern Jews now make up half of Israel’s population, influencing its culture in surprising ways. Who are they?

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André Aciman
Down the Middle East Memory Hole
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Aryeh Tepper
Leaving Lithuania
The Decline—and Fall?—of Religious Freedom in America
August  Religious Freedom

The Decline—and Fall?—of Religious Freedom in America

America’s “first freedom” is under attack from an ascendant cultural secularism. Christians are its first target, but Jews and Judaism may not be far behind.

Who Censored the Six-Day War?
July  What Happened in 1967

Who Censored the Six-Day War?

A splashy new documentary promises to expose the Israeli military’s censorship of atrocities committed in the 1967 war. What it exposes is its creators’ agenda.

What Ahad Ha'am Saw and Herzl Missed—and Vice Versa
October  The Great Zionist Rivalry

What Ahad Ha’am Saw and Herzl Missed—and Vice Versa

The unresolved rivalry between the great Zionist thinker and the great Zionist strategist still shapes the contending outlooks of many 21st-century Jews.